“… I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matt. 25:35-36
Christ has welcomed us, and we are called to extend His welcome to the people in our neighborhood… long-time residents, students, newcomers… all are invited to participate in and benefit from the life of God in our community. We seek to recover the virtue of Christian hospitality through the time-honored practice of welcoming the stranger.
The stranger is the person in our midst who lacks the relational connections and resources necessary in order to have a sense of safety, security, and well-being. We also welcome anyone who longs to come stay with us for a time so that they might come and see the reality that the Gospel really does create another way to live.